Past Event

Columbia Commons Campus-Wide Day of Interprofessional Action

April 5, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hammer Health Sciences Center, 701 W. 168 St., New York, NY 10032
For the first time in Columbia’s history, faculty, staff, and students of all health sciences schools will join together in a groundbreaking commitment towards radical collaboration. Columbia University Medical Center will explore, celebrate, and expand the frontiers of health care team work during a day dedicated to improving respectful, effective, person-centered care. On April 5, 2018, all health science schools of CUMC free themselves from business as usual so students and faculty can learn together in teams. In lieu of regularly scheduled classes on April 5, 2018 for most dental, medical, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, pastoral care, physical therapy, public health and social work students, the campus will join together for a daylong interprofessional curriculum. Students, faculty, and staff will cross school boundaries and join together for presentations, experiential learning, workshops, and skill-building seminars that convey the necessity and skills of egalitarian team work. Our curriculum will be fortified with lessons from our community partners in Washington Heights. The biggest challenges to health and the richest opportunities for wellness belong to well-functioning teams. We will take up pressing topics including the opioid epidemic, environmental hazards, issues of diversity, problems of bias, health policy, resource allocation, burnout, disability, food adequacy, dementia care, preventive care, gun violence, veterans’ health, care for marginalized populations, refugee care and more. This is a day of action and commitment so we can all behold and harness our power as health care professionals. For more information and a complete list of small group workshop topics, please visit our website: SCHEDULE: AM Keynote addresses: 9:00-10:15am Small group workshop session #1: 10:30-12:00pm Lunch: 12:00-1:15pm PM Keynote addresses: 1:30-2:45pm Small group workshop #2: 3:00-4:30pm REGISTRATION INFORMATION: In an effort to keep the day as interprofessional as possible, we will have a ranking system for registration. We will do our best to give you your top preferences. Please rank your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd preference for AM Keynote Addresses. Please rank your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd preference for PM Keynote Addresses. Please rank your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th preference for the small group workshop topics. You will receive an email with your final assignments & room information for the keynote addresses and small group workshops during the week of April 2nd.